Genius Winter Car Hacks That Will Totally Save Your A$$! - Part 2

These Winter Car Hacks can keep you from being stuck or freezing your as$ off out in the cold. These simple tips can prevent trouble and make winter suck a little less this year!

11. If you roll your windows down and there’s still ice, you can always try this badass trick.

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12. Put gallon-sized plastic bags over your mirrors at night to prevent them from freezing over.

Use rubber bands to secure them.

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13. Clean your lights with toothpaste for extra brightness.

When the weather is bad, lights are even more important.

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14. The penny test will tell you when it’s time to get new tires.

Ice + tread-less tires is not a good match. See how to do the test here.


15. Keep a 20-pound bag of kitty litter in your trunk to give your back end extra weight.

This will help your back tires stay grounded on the road. In a pinch, you can also sprinkle some of the litter on the ground beneath your tires to give more traction.

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16. If your tires are stuck, use cardboard to help them get traction.

You can also use the mats from your car interior if you don’t mind them getting wet and dirty.

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17. Vinegar + water makes a cheap DIY de-icer blend.

Use three parts vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle.

Pro tip: Spraying vinegar on the windows the night before can help prevent icing in mildly cold temperatures.

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18. Keep a pair of old socks in your glove compartment to wear OVER your shoes.

This will give your feet better traction when pushing your car out of a snow drift.


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